Clemson's Bashaud Breeland is another cornerback to add to this year's crop of longer prospects who have caught my eye recently on tape. Breeland is listed at 6-0 and 195 pounds (we won't know official measurables until the combine later this month) and appears to have extremely long arms on tape. The underclassman is an easy mover for his size with above-average fluidity and change of direction skills. He displays strong eyes and instincts to anticipate and gets an early break on the ball. More important, Breeland has the length, range and overall ball skills to compete with bigger receivers downfield, something he flashed in the Florida State game matched up with Kelvin Benjamin. Breeland will gamble and get caught flat-footed on occasion and still has room for improvement in terms of breaking down in the open field to secure tackles. However, he is aggressive player with physical tools that project well to the next level. If he tests well at the combine later this month, he has a chance to work his way into the second-round range.
Breeland is a long defensive back that is a good cover guy. At a combine, he would get behind a little off the line, but his closing speed may be his best trait. He really closes on the ball well and after being behind the receiver. He has long arms, a rangy body, great closing speed, has good instincts, and he really plays under control.